Are You Being Unfairly Charged for Mortgage Insurance? Know Your Rights
Are You Being Unfairly Charged for Mortgage Insurance? Know Your Rights
on September 22, 2015

Loan servicers have a history of collecting these payments even after the insurance should no longer be required. Here’s how to make sure you don’t overpay.

Mortgage Servicer Slapped for Fake ‘Equity Accelerator’ Program
Mortgage Servicer Slapped for Fake ‘Equity Accelerator’ Program
on July 29, 2015

One company was ordered to repay $33 million to consumers who were deceived by a program promising thousands in savings on interest.

The Mortgage Companies That Prompt the Most Complaints
The Mortgage Companies That Prompt the Most Complaints
on July 16, 2015

Two of the nation’s biggest banks are among the lenders that give homeowners the biggest headaches.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Difference Between Mortgage Rates and APRs?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Difference Between Mortgage Rates and APRs?
on July 14, 2015

Shopping for a house is more fun than shopping for a mortgage, but if you do it right, mortgage shopping isn’t that hard and can pay off big time. Here’s how.

Ask Stacy — When Can I Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance?
Ask Stacy — When Can I Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance?
on June 30, 2015

There’s one type of insurance you often have to buy, but don’t get to shop: mortgage insurance. Here’s how it works and what you can do to get rid of it.

Home-Buying 101: Getting a Mortgage That Saves You Thousands
Home-Buying 101: Getting a Mortgage That Saves You Thousands
on June 19, 2015

Do yourself a huge favor. Take these steps to get a smoking deal on a mortgage, and do it well before you go house hunting.

Feds: Beware the Sugar-Coated Reverse Mortgage
Feds: Beware the Sugar-Coated Reverse Mortgage
on June 12, 2015

Some reverse mortgage advertising contains confusing, incomplete and inaccurate statements that could mislead seniors, a consumer watchdog agency warns.

Feds: Mortgage Officers Raked in Bonuses for High-Interest Loans
Feds: Mortgage Officers Raked in Bonuses for High-Interest Loans
on June 4, 2015

How this California company steered consumers to billions worth of costlier loans, and now must pony up $19 million for alleged ‘deceptive practices.’

Ask Stacy: Should I Take Out a Reverse Mortgage?
on May 19, 2015

The commercials insist a reverse mortgage is the perfect place to find extra retirement income. Here’s what they don’t tell you.

Mortgage Servicer Must Pony Up Millions for Bad Behavior
Mortgage Servicer Must Pony Up Millions for Bad Behavior
on April 27, 2015

The government says this company “harassed and threatened” borrowers who were struggling to save their homes.

Mortgage Relief Scammers Barred From the Market
Mortgage Relief Scammers Barred From the Market
on March 26, 2015

FTC slaps Texas-based Home Relief Foundation for charging distressed homeowners up to $4,000 for debt relief that it never delivered.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Remove My Name From My Ex’s Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Remove My Name From My Ex’s Mortgage?
on March 3, 2015

You can dump a bad spouse, or a bad house. But try getting out from under the mortgage.

Land a Mortgage Like a Pro: Three Easy Steps
Land a Mortgage Like a Pro: Three Easy Steps
on February 27, 2015

You wouldn’t think of overpaying $50,000 when buying a new house, but you could pay that much extra if you’re not careful shopping for a mortgage.

Feds Go After Mortgage Firms for Deceptive Ads, Targeting Elderly
Feds Go After Mortgage Firms for Deceptive Ads, Targeting Elderly
on February 16, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says these lenders were falsely suggesting a government affiliation in pursuit of reverse mortgage customers.

In ‘Warning’ to Mortgage Market, Government Slaps Two Big Banks With $35.7 Million in Penalties
In ‘Warning’ to Mortgage Market, Government Slaps Two Big Banks With $35.7 Million in Penalties
on January 23, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo loan officers illegally engaged in kickback scheme with a title company.

Half of Homebuyers Don’t Shop for the Best Mortgage, and It Costs Them Plenty
Half of Homebuyers Don’t Shop for the Best Mortgage, and It Costs Them Plenty
on January 13, 2015

The CFPB says nearly half of U.S. homebuyers don’t shop around to find the best mortgage loan and seriously consider only one lender. To address the problem, it’s unveiled a new website.

The Most Expensive Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make
The Most Expensive Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make
on October 21, 2014

We all make financial missteps, but mistakes made when buying a home can really be magnified. Here are four mortgage mistakes you can’t afford to make.

Millennials Are Best About Paying Their Mortgages on Time
Millennials Are Best About Paying Their Mortgages on Time
on August 27, 2014

A new report from TransUnion finds that Americans overall have gotten much better about making their mortgage payments in a timely fashion.

Ask Stacy: Will the $16.65B Bank of America Settlement Help Me With My Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: Will the $16.65B Bank of America Settlement Help Me With My Mortgage?
on August 26, 2014

If you have a mortgage from Bank of America or Countrywide, you need to read this. Added bonus: If you don’t understand the financial crisis that caused the Great Recession, here’s a simple explanation.

B of A Reportedly Agrees to Record-Setting $17 Billion Mortgage Fraud Settlement
B of A Reportedly Agrees to Record-Setting $17 Billion Mortgage Fraud Settlement
on August 8, 2014

According to news reports, Bank of America has agreed to the largest single federal settlement in U.S. corporate history, stemming from the sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities.

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